Threat PBeM is run by Niklas Lindroth and new members can apply through the web site.
What is Threat?
Threat is a roleplaying game set in a fictive city in
modern time. There are two groups of players.
One group plays as the Steiner Construction Company's deadly "Agents". The other group plays
as members of the brutal Snakebite gang. The groups works against eachother. The players will
have to be innovative and fast minded. Everything they do must be done faster than their
opponents. Be quick or be dead, shoot first ask questions later and keeping your head cool are
the keywords to success. The players will be forced to cooperate with their comrades in the
group to overcome problems and situations. They can also, if they wish, take contact with the
NPC population as well for clues, hints and help.
Background to the Game
Six months ago the the cities largest company the Steiner
Construction Company, or S.C.C as
they are more commonly known as, started to tear down houses in the slum. S.C.C had been
contracted to level the slum building a new and fresh industrial area. However the local gangs
where making life tough for the construction company. The police did not have enough resources
to go into the South side and clear the gangs up. So Stiener acted by their own.
Clearing out the slums proofed
to be a difficult task. The people who lived there really had
nothing to lose.Horrible scenes where cabled out to the world from Gothica as the people of the
slum where forced moved into camps outside the city or small apartments in the northern
suburbs. But Steiner called it an "evacuation" as they said a dangerous chemical was leaking
from one of the factories somewhere in South side. All tests performed by Steiner of course.
What the cameras didn't catch was the summary executions of Gang members who refused to
move. Except of the few hundred gang members that still where left, the South side had turned
into a silent ruin city. Abandoned houses, empty gaping windows, large deserted factories and
enormous assembly halls. All stood empty. South side quickly changed name to "Ghost town"
Steiner hired in mercenaries,
professional killers and other skilled craftsmen o death. In secrecy
they started an undeclared war against the gangs at the South side. The first few weeks nothing
really happened. A few gang leaders disappeared and their gangs where absorbed by other
gangs but the gang leaders disappearances where explained in the media's as "Gang wars" or
similar. Then Steiner put the pressure up. Steiner Corp now went after all gang members. The
first week over fifty gang members where killed by the Steiner assassins, or "Agents" as Steiner
Corp. Used to put it. Steiner played the gangs out against each other with infiltrators and false
rumors. The Southside was now a burning war zone. The police had sealed off the Canyon
bridge with road blocks as they waited for the situation to calm down. During this time the
Steiner Agents effectively cleared out gang after gang, relatively undaunted by the raging conflict
around them that they started. After the major cleanup the "Agents" just had a couple of gangs
left active. Steiner decided to eradicate them before starting the "New future" project.